Bulldogs to Compete at Ivy League Championships

Madeline Oliver. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Madeline Oliver. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Yale Carries Momentum From Last Meet 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — On the heels of a strong 3-1 performance at its last meet, the Yale women's fencing team will look to capitalize on its momentum at the season-ending Ivy League Championships, hosted by Harvard on Mar. 2-3 in Cambridge, Mass.

The Ivy league Championships were originally scheduled for Feb. 9-10 at Harvard's Albert H. Gordon Track, but Ivy League officials postponed the event 36 hours prior to its anticipated start due to Winter Storm Nemo, which wound up dumping more than two feet of snow in the Boston area.

Last meet the Bulldogs put on a strong performance against Drew, Queens and Vassar, which they beat out 24-3, 23-4 and 19-8, respectively. As part of that performance, every Yale fencer, including every substitute and non-starter, contributed at least one win towards the overall bout scores.

That performance will position the team well in advance of the Ivy League Championships. In particular, the Bulldogs will look to improve upon their fifth-place finish at last year's competition in Coxe Cage in New Haven. That result included wins against Brown and Cornell, 14-13 and 16-11, respectively.

On the basis of performances throughout the season and at the Ivy League Championships, selected fencers will advance to the Mar. 10 NCAA Northeast Regional.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.